Tickle (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Tickle lowers the target's Attack and Defense by one stage each.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Tickle turns into Z-Tickle and raises Defense one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Makes the foe laugh to lower ATTACK and DEFENSE.
FireRed/LeafGreen The foe is made to laugh, reducing its ATTACK and DEFENSE stats.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user tickles the foe into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user tickles the target into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user tickles the target into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.
Sun/Moon The user tickles the target into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Tickle at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

TangelaTangela
#114 / Grass
Level 44
OmanyteOmanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Level 43
OmastarOmastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Level 48
AipomAipom
#190 / Normal
Level 15
WhiscashWhiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Level 1
AmbipomAmbipom
#424 / Normal
Level 15
Mime Jr.Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
TangrowthTangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 46
MinccinoMinccino
#572 / Normal
Level 9
CinccinoCinccino
#573 / Normal
Level 1
GothitaGothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 7
GothoritaGothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 1
GothoritaGothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 7
GothitelleGothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 1
GothitelleGothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 7
Tapu LeleTapu Lele
#786 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 38
NihilegoNihilego
#793 / Rock · Poison
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Tickle as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

PikachuPikachu
#025 / Electric
Fairy, Field
RaichuRaichu
#026 / Electric
Fairy, Field
Alolan RaichuRaichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Fairy, Field
ClefairyClefairy
#035 / Fairy
Fairy
ClefableClefable
#036 / Fairy
Fairy
OddishOddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Grass
GloomGloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Grass
VileplumeVileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Grass
MachopMachop
#066 / Fighting
Human-Like
MachokeMachoke
#067 / Fighting
Human-Like
MachampMachamp
#068 / Fighting
Human-Like
BellsproutBellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Grass
WeepinbellWeepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Grass
VictreebelVictreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
Grass
TentacoolTentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Water 3
TentacruelTentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Water 3
KrabbyKrabby
#098 / Water
Water 3
KinglerKingler
#099 / Water
Water 3
LaprasLapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Monster, Water 1
EeveeEevee
#133 / Normal
Field
VaporeonVaporeon
#134 / Water
Field
JolteonJolteon
#135 / Electric
Field
FlareonFlareon
#136 / Fire
Field
PichuPichu
#172 / Electric
Undiscovered
CleffaCleffa
#173 / Fairy
Undiscovered
BellossomBellossom
#182 / Grass
Grass
MarillMarill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Fairy, Water 1
AzumarillAzumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Fairy, Water 1
EspeonEspeon
#196 / Psychic
Field
UmbreonUmbreon
#197 / Dark
Field
ZigzagoonZigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Field
LinooneLinoone
#264 / Normal
Field
LotadLotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Grass, Water 1
LombreLombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Grass, Water 1
LudicoloLudicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Grass, Water 1
SlakothSlakoth
#287 / Normal
Field
VigorothVigoroth
#288 / Normal
Field
SlakingSlaking
#289 / Normal
Field
AzurillAzurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Undiscovered
SkittySkitty
#300 / Normal
Fairy, Field
DelcattyDelcatty
#301 / Normal
Fairy, Field
MawileMawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Fairy, Field
WailmerWailmer
#320 / Water
Field, Water 2
WailordWailord
#321 / Water
Field, Water 2
LileepLileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Water 3
CradilyCradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Water 3
FeebasFeebas
#349 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
MiloticMilotic
#350 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
TurtwigTurtwig
#387 / Grass
Grass, Monster
GrotleGrotle
#388 / Grass
Grass, Monster
TorterraTorterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
Grass, Monster
CherubiCherubi
#420 / Grass
Fairy, Grass
CherrimCherrim
#421 / Grass
Fairy, Grass
FinneonFinneon
#456 / Water
Water 2
LumineonLumineon
#457 / Water
Water 2
LeafeonLeafeon
#470 / Grass
Field
GlaceonGlaceon
#471 / Ice
Field
PansagePansage
#511 / Grass
Field
SimisageSimisage
#512 / Grass
Field
PansearPansear
#513 / Fire
Field
SimisearSimisear
#514 / Fire
Field
PanpourPanpour
#515 / Water
Field
SimipourSimipour
#516 / Water
Field
CottoneeCottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Fairy, Grass
WhimsicottWhimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
Fairy, Grass
EmolgaEmolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Field
AlomomolaAlomomola
#594 / Water
Water 1, Water 2
HeatmorHeatmor
#631 / Fire
Field
BinacleBinacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Water 3
BarbaracleBarbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Water 3
SylveonSylveon
#700 / Fairy
Field
PyukumukuPyukumuku
#771 / Water
Water 1
TogedemaruTogedemaru
#777 / Electric · Steel
Fairy, Field